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SUCCEED

SUCCEED
The University of Vermont, Community College of Vermont
SUCCEED
102 S. Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
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Program Contact Mark Prior
Email mprior@howardcenter.org
Phone 802.488.6580
Website http://www.howardcenter.org/succeed/

SUCCEED is an innovative post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities and autism, provided by Howard Center in collaboration with area colleges. Students have the opportunity to participate in four program areas: Student Housing/Independent Living, Education, Campus Life, and Career Development. SUCCEED provides students with the tools to live more independently while actively participating in a true college experience. Students graduate with the ability to live in their own apartment, develop meaningful friendships, obtain fulfilling employment and establish social connections within their community.

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school:

SUCCEED is a supportive post-secondary education and independent living program offered by Howard Center, which is a large community support agency in Burlington, VT.  SUCCEED is a 2-3 year program that works in collaboration with area colleges and universities.

Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 14
Description of our summer transition program:

SUCCEED is a year-round program, which includes a summer semester. Incoming fall students participate in a number of transition events over the summer, prior to enrollment.

Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: March 1, 2018
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-25
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 50%
Retention rate: 80%
Cost
Cost of the program: No details provided.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

In addition to college level courses, students also take SUCCEED seminars which teach life skills such as self-advocacy, critical thinking and personal financial management.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 75%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

No.

Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Specialized off campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Magic the Gathering groups, Anime groups, chorus, photography groups.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 14:29